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Charlemagne's Kingdom

8808 North Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-2200
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Helen
Type: Tours, Museums
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Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I felt like kid again seeing the detail with the miniature house's and buildings laying out before me. The sound effects added to my imagination. I have always liked model trains and the creator could not have done any better with his layout. A must see even though you may not have children.

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Shalimar, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If you like trains, this is the place to go. A fantastic replica of Germany from Bremerhaven to the Bodensee is on display with active trains cursing the tracks. This is something for the whole family -- don't miss it!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So charming!! The couple who own/create/run it are simply terrific......(adults are $5, kids are free "An adult is anyone with a drivers license")...if you follow along with the brochure you're given, you can very easily see where all the Bavarian cities/landmarks are-especially looking down from top floor....if you have kids who like model trains, you can't pass this one up...take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The miniature train journey around Germany was amazing! The years of intricate work has produced a wonderful diorama...I won't mention any details (don't want to ruin your surprise) but it's well worth the visit!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sweet couple with a passion for what they do. They spent time teaching my son how to work a train set in their store and just seemed to beam doing it. The model is amazing, the attention to detail was amazing!!!!!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Finally got around to visiting the kingdom. They advertise it as being Germany from sea to sea. It definitely has some long hours invested, but was unable figure out where each city was supposed to be in the display. Also it was really hot after paying $5 a person and being told it had a/c. Definitely something to see once,... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Definitely worth the stop for an excursion that you can spend as little or as long as you want depending on you interest to details. For the model railroader it is a must see. Extreme attention to geographic details.

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Milton, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We planned to visit this place before we ever arrived in town. So glad we did. This is an awesome miniature train/city/country set up. The attention to detail is so great. We spent a good amount of time just looking at all the little things and I know we missed some. The "wrecked" spaceship and hot air balloon were hilarious... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I just returned from a great trip to Helen, Ga with my family. My three year old loves trains as well as our Paw Paw. Charlemagne's Kingdom is a model train exhibit/replica of an German Alpine Village. The detail is amazing. The owners were kind, taking time to get to know us. They offered a discount to my father in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

this is a must. it is very detailed . meet the husband and wife who built it it took 20 years. They very nice couple and anwered all the questions we had

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